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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

It's Election O'Clock Somewhere: Colbert's Sister Running For Congress

I hate when we define female politicians in relationship to their male relatives (see my rants on Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly) but in this case I think it's at least temporarily justified. Steven Colbert's sister, Elizabeth Colbert Busch is running for Congress in South Carolina. The seat was vacated by Tim Scott who has been appointed to fill Jim Demint's Senate seat. With Martin Skelly's recent withdrawal from the race Colbert-Busch is now the Democratic front runner. Republican contenders include Teddy Turner, son of media mogul Ted Turner, and former Governor Mark Sanford who is most famous for having an affair with an Argentine woman while his office claimed he was hiking in Appalachia.

Fancy fundraiser with Steven Colbert in New York City.

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